Anatomía de la muñeca

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Anatomía de la muñeca

El nervio mediano viaja a través de un compartimiento de la muñeca llamado túnel carpiano. Los ligamentos que pasan transversalmente por el nervio no son muy flexibles. Cuando se inflama el compartimiento de la muñeca puede crearse una presión excesiva sobre algunas estructuras como los vasos sanguíneos y el nervio mediano. La presión excesiva puede restringir el flujo sanguíneo y causar daño al nervio. Los síntomas de la compresión producen dolor, pérdida de sensación y disminución en la función de la mano.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/11/2012
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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